1965: Malden Mayor Walter Kelliher collaborates with the mayors of Medford and Everett to co-found Malden Action, which administers new federal funds dedicated to transportation and nutrition services for older adults.
The U.S. Congress enacts the Older Americans Act, tasking each state with designating local non-profits to administer new funds for senior services.
1975: The state’s new Department of Elder Affairs begins developing a network of non-profit, community based home care agencies to serve all of the Commonwealth’s 351 cities and towns. Mystic Valley Elder Home Care, Inc. is created and works in partnership with Middlesex Community Services (formerly Malden Action) to provide a range of state funded home and community based services.
Late 1970s: The two organizations grow rapidly, expanding to eight cities and towns. Mystic Valley Elder Home Care opens a northern satellite office at the Stoneham Council on Aging.
1980: Mystic Valley Elder Home Care assumes operation of Middlesex Community Services’ programs and moves to 661 Main Street in Malden.
1983: Mystic Valley Elder Home Care changes its name to Mystic Valley Elder Services to reflect its expanded role.
1991: Mystic Valley Elder Services moves to its present location at 300 Commercial Street to accommodate its continued growth.
1997: Mystic Valley Elder Services is designated as an Aging Services Access Point (ASAP).
2015: Mystic Valley Elder Services merges with Chelsea Revere Winthrop Elder Services and now serves 11 communities from Winthrop to North Reading. Over 70,000 people 60 years of age and over live in the region